The views don’t get any bigger or better! Commanding a superior 270-degree bayfront view, this pristine estate bestows an elegant and sophisticated waterfront lifestyle for a boating and outdoor aficionado. The quality is obvious throughout the 7,000 sq. ft. residence, privately set against a mesmerizing horizon that appreciates sights of the world famous Ca’d’zan, home to John Ringling, and up the coast-line for miles past Longboat Key. Upon entering through the impressive Mahogany double doors accentuated by archways, stately pillars frame the living room with a wall of glass doors and two-story-high transom windows, gleaming Jerusalem stone floors, and a dual gas/woodburning fireplace with wood-carved mantle. Timeless craftsmanship, millwork, architecture and finishes marry with illustrious features that complement rich wood built-in furniture pieces and embellished tile accents. Shimmering water paints the backdrop from every rear-facing room, w/access to an outdoor terrace or lanai for sensational coastal living. Entertaining is beyond compare with a complete bar featuring a brewery tap dispenser, polished Jerusalem counters, lit cabinetry, beverage coolers, & sink. Flanking the foyer, wood double doors afford desirable separation to the opposite wings of the home. On the left, two guest bedrooms and a stunning bath mirror the wing directly above, providing private space for family and visitors. On the right, the first floor is comprised of a waterside family room that is open to the gourmet kitchen featuring an expansive L-shaped island with elevated breakfast bar for casual dining. Gorgeous granite counters, Cherry wood cabinetry that matches a banquet bar, and chef-enviable Dacor twin four-burner gas ranges with stainless vent hoods, electric ovens, two warming drawers, two KitchenAid dishwashers, French door Sub-Zero 650 refrigerator and freezer are all featured. Just off the kitchen, the enormous laundry room grants wall-to-wall cabinetry, built-in sink and optimal storage. Stairs and an elevator take you to all three levels of the home. On the second floor, the owner’s retreat occupies the entire right-wing, including a lounge area with fireplace, a sprawling private terrace the length of the bedroom suite, three linen closets, a flexible space leading to the walk-through double closet w/dressing room and sink, and glamorous resort-quality bath w/walk-in rain shower and separate pedestal tub. A temperature-controlled wine room is just outside the entry to the suite. Outside, paradise is realized to present a tranquil oasis with grotto-style pool including a waterfall and spa, custom built-in bar, and numerous lounge areas beneath tongue-and-groove ceilings, all overlooking the boat dock with 13,000-lb lift and hydraulic platform for jet skis, paddleboards or kayaks on deep sailboat and yachting waters. Unsurpassed flexible spaces allow for unlimited personalization of hobby rooms, a wine cellar, recording studio, exercise space and more, as well as a wealth of storage capacity and an ample garage that can accommodate up to four vehicles. Surrounded by lush, manicured landscaping, turf and iron fence, this breathtaking estate in Sapphire Shores optimizes the Sarasota waterfront dream in an idyllic & intimate cul-de-sac locale of only 11 homes. The 5-7 minute drive to downtown Sarasota is one of the major advantages to living in this location. Gulf beaches, IMG Academy, University Town Center & SRQ Airport are nearby.